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For more than 50 years Motown super-groups the Temptations and the Four Tops have been kicking out hit after remarkable hit. From the early years in Detroit with songs like “My Girl,” “Get Ready”, “Too Proud To Beg” “I Can’t Get Next To You” “Papa Was A Rolling Stone and many more, the Temptations keep on creating passionate powerful songs. The Four Tops are no less impressive recording number one hits such as “Baby I Need Your Loving”, “I Can’t Help Myself ( Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” Ain’t No Woman Like The One I Got and “Are You Man Enough” from the movie Shaft. Back-to-Back Motown hitmakers, The Temptations and The Four Tops are two of the biggest bands that put sixties and seventies soul music on the map.

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  • Damn Russ you nailed it there. I also got a kick out of the former Russo compound on Boston State Rd which sold then was welched on for around 3 mill with the I’M MAD AS HELL TOO CARL sign driven into its manicured lawn. What was he mad about, late tee times, watered down cape codders at OPCC ? But the working dopes like my plumber with his truck plastered in Calvin pissing on Obama decals and all kinds of Socialism asswipery simply slay me. I am not the least bit enthused to watch this little prick buy an election as Citizens United has turned these things into a potlatch not a democratic process and the chief with the most bearskins to toss on the fire wins. Maybe CC will go hot for tranny like the last guy who held the seat with his silver spoon in his ear. Other than that I have no reason to believe the fuckhead Dumbocrat party has a shot in hell of winning this thing. After watching them scratch their asses in Wisconsin and hearing that dipshit DW Shultz blithely announce that the Wisco recall vote had no national significance, followed up by a last minute tweet from the White House all but guarantees these numbnuts haven’t got a clue as to how you go about beating a funded Republican even a total fucking gaffe maching like Scot Walker and/or Chris Collins. Hmm maybe I am being a hair cynical but this shit is rigged and there’s no way to get out from under it except with more money. 

  • I love driving around Lancaster and seeing the dumpy little ranches on the busier roads with Collins signs on the front lawn.

    Slit your own economic throat – all the cool kids are doing it!

  • Bellavia did come off well in your interview Alan.  However,  there are just too many other interviews available where Bellavia contradicts a great deal of the points he makes in your piece. 

    *He doesn’t dismiss or denigrate yet these 3 quotes are his:

     “Miserable Liberals”
     “New Yorkers aren’t Patriots”
     “We couldn’t ask who was ‘liberal in the military but I could pick them out by what was on their IPODs.”

    *The tea party guy isn’t some frothing right-wing lunatic yet he went on Glen Beck comparing Americorps to Saddam Hussein’s loyalists.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RX0Zv_XtHk

    *”He thinks the federal government wildly overspends, but opposes the Ryan
    budget while recognizing the need to maintain entitlement programs, and
    quickly pivots to a discussion of the myriad, expensive entitlement
    programs we grant to big business with nary a peep out of anyone.”

    Yet he referred to himself as a “Paul Ryan Republican”  http://righthookny.com/2012/06/19/endorsement-david-bellavia-for-congress/  and was for the budget before he was against it http://www.buffalonews.com/city/capital-connection/washington/article787693.ece

    He also left off the some of the most egregious of entitlement programs. Farm subsidies.  A lot of his GLOW support came from wealthy farmers who have made millions in govt subsidies. He even claimed that corn subsidies were a thing of the past!!! ( 6:30 in) http://audio.wben.com/a/58139652/david-bellavia.htm?q=bellavia

    As I said before, he came off well in your interview. I believe that may have been more to your tone and style and perhaps Bellavia’s playing to the interviewer more than an insight into the candidate himself.

  • “He’s going to run exactly the same race against Hochul that he ran against Poloncarz, and that Corwin ran against Hochul”
    My thoughts exactly.  The Erie County GOP is insane to think they can win by using the same campaign strategy they used in the last two elections.  Collins needs to come up with a better platform than simply using the word “jobs” in every sentence and trash talking Obama and tying him with Hochul.

    • He is going to run a different kind of campaign this time around. Collins threw out almost all of the people that ran the last 2. They have fresh, young blood and Collins is going to run a youthful, activism oriented campaign.

      • I don’t think that matters, Collins has no likability, he comes across as detached, arrogant, and elitist.  He is like a cruder ruder version of Mitt Romney, his handlers will have to gag him to keep him from saying something offensive.

      • What? Langworthy, Hook, and Grant are still running the Collins camp…

  • Already posted this comment on yesterdays story but it is worth repeating, Chris Collins is the face of today’s Republican Party, wealthy, arrogant, and intolerant. It is no surprise he won, most on the right share his vision (or lack of). Sad part  is that much of his support comes from conservative low information voters that fail to recognize they are voting against their own best interests.

    • Today’s typical Republican has no tolerance for someone who is measured and rational, like David Bellavia.  Unfortunately, we live in a time where every Republican candidate is expected to act like the hysterical talking heads on Fox News and AM radio.  This is the only explanation for the continuing popularity of people like Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich.  It is why a lifelong moderate like Mitt Romney had to abandon every position he has ever staked out.

      Obnoxious appeals to anger and frustration have spawned a billion-dollar news network.  It should come as no surprise that is now the modus operandi of the GOP.

  • Let’s see if Laura Zepfel jumps on the Collins bandwagon.  If so, what a disgrace to women – again – in the GOP.

  • I really hope that this race will not boil down to “Old people will have to eat cat food casserole after Medicare is gutted by my opponent…”

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